Emma Barrett

Female 1872 - 1959  (86 years)


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  • Name Emma Barrett 
    Born 9 Nov 1872  Potsdam, Saint Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    1900 US Census 1900  Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Rib Lake, Taylor, Wisconsin; Roll: 1819; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 183; FHL microfilm: 1241819.
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      Emma Voemastek
    1930 US Census 1930  Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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      Emma Voemastek
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Rib Lake, Taylor, Wisconsin; Roll: 2614; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 335.0; FHL microfilm: 2342348.
    Newspaper - Stories 31 Oct 1957 
    • Rib Lake Herald
      Mrs. Voemastek Is 85 On Sunday
      "Mrs. John Voemastek, who came to the Rib Lake area 59 years ago, will observe her 85th birthday anniversary on Saturday at the Hilltop rest home at Burkhart, where she has resided the past several years.
      She suffered a stroke 7 years ago and has been an invalid since that time. Her son, Raymond, brought her to Rib Lake this summer for a visit, at which times she saw some of her old friends and saw the improvements made in Rib Lake.
      Mrs. Voemastek was born in New York state and was brought to Wisconsin by her family in a covered wagon when she was an infant. While a small child and living with her family in a log cabin in Clark County, about halfway between Unity and Colby, just west of Highway 13, she can recall when the right-of-way was cut through the woods for the Wisconsin Central Railraod, now known as the Soo Line, and can recall seeing the men laying the steel rails.
      When the line was completed, her father cut wood for the locomotives and piled it along the track, where they would stop and replenish the tender. It was also the duty of all members of the family to go down to the track after each train went through and put out any fires that had been started by sparks from the engine.
      During this period the Indians were numberous in the area where the family lived, and hardly a day went by that Indians didn't call on them. They mostly were looking for food.
      In 1898, Mrs. Voemastek came to Rib Lake and worked for Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Aitkens, who had a boarding house near the lake. In 1900 whe married Mr. Voemastek, who had come here in 1897 to found the Rib Lake Herald. He passed away 10 years ago.
      Her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Voemastek of Rib Lake, and her son-on-law and daughter, (Gladys) Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hyrd, and daughter Kay, of New Richmond, will be with her to help her celebrate her birthday anniversary."
    Died 14 Oct 1959  Burkhardt, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper - Obituary 15 Oct 1959 
    Custom ID Vomastek 3sp 
    Person ID I9093  Czech
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father John Barrett,   d. Bef 1873 
    Mother Abbey E Castle,   b. 19 Jun 1851, Sakdam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1909  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F3373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Joseph Voemastek,   b. 25 Mar 1877, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1947, Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1900 
    Children 
     1. John Joseph Voemastek,   b. 28 Jun 1901, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vernon Voemastek,   b. 1901,   d. 1902  (Age 1 years)
     3. Elizabeth Voemastek,   b. 1903,   d. 23 Sep 1904, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Gladys Anna Voemastek,   b. 10 Oct 1906, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Raymond John Voemastek,   b. 8 May 1911,   d. 26 Apr 1987, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Josephine Voemastek,   b. 1917,   d. 1917  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F3342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1872 - Potsdam, Saint Lawrence County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Census - 1900 - Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Census - 1930 - Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1959 - Burkhardt, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S353] CENSUS USA 1900.

    2. [S351] CENSUS USA 1930.